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Choosing the Perfect Wall Mural

Wall Murals are a creative home interior decorating idea that transforms the entire look of any room. Wall Mural image choices range from simple repeating patterns to elaborate...
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Wall Murals are a creative home interior decorating idea that transforms the entire look of any room. Wall Mural image choices range from simple repeating patterns to elaborate and exotic scenes. Although there are many to choose from, you need not feel intimated. Wall Murals look fantastic in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, nursery, kids? bedroom, or practically anywhere you want to make a decorative statement on an otherwise plain wall (such as a staircase).

A beautiful Wall Mural can also be an inexpensive alternative to an architectural challenge in your living space. If your room is dark and the prospect of window or skylight installation or wall removal is not desirable or feasible, a Wall Mural can effectively meet this challenge for a fraction of the cost. Check out installation examples at http://www.thebestwallmurals.blogspot.com for inspiration.

To help narrow the choices for your Wall Mural image, start by focusing on one room for placement. If you have a specific Wall Mural in mind, great! If not, look through the selection, and see what is pleasing to your eye. Take into consideration your personal preferences and interests as well. You want your Wall Mural to have characteristics of things you love. If you are an avid gardener, for example, a lovely Wall Mural with prominent displays of greenery and florals will work well in your room regardless of the season, as it is a reflection of your taste and personality. If you love foreign travel, a Wall Mural depicting an exotic location may be just what you are looking for. If the Wall Mural will be for your little one?s bedroom, you can enlist their help in your decision. Little girls often love animals and magical outdoor scenes while little boys may prefer animals and outer space. Plan carefully and have patience. You are sure to be rewarded.

You may decide that you want a Wall Mural with a dominant color theme you enjoy. Muted purples and oranges can be found in sunset or daybreak scenes, for instance. Aqua and blues are prominent in ocean scenes. Brown, tan and khaki dominate woodland scenes. See what catches your eye color-wise and then further narrow your choices to patterns or themes would like to incorporate into your living space.

Have fun picking your Wall Mural image pattern. Go to the public library and draw inspiration from pictures in photography, art, or children?s books. Childhood memories of a favorite place or time of year can also get your creative energies flowing. A once in a lifetime trip you took long ago can be captured forever in a similar Wall Mural image. You can find inspiration practically anywhere, from free travel catalogues to a roadside scene that catches your eye while driving to work everyday. Enlarged reproductions of famous artworks are also popular, such as Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh inspirations.

Be creative with your design. Garden Wall Murals filled with flowers, ivy, baskets and butterflies are an easy way to brighten a kitchenette. Wall Murals with faux brick, tile, or marble can dress up an entryway, fireplace, or staircase. An ocean scene Wall Mural with fish, or a beach and palm trees can add whimsy to a bathroom. Wall Murals that evoke scenes from a favorite fairy tale will help welcome a newborn.

Remember, you are making a house into the home of your dreams. With these helpful suggestions in mind, you are sure to find a Wall Mural you absolutely adore. For the years of viewing enjoyment it will bring, this is an investment that literally pays for itself.

Short note about the author

Lisa Herbik is a happy homemaker who loves to do her own home interior decorating. For more fun and free tips for decorating your home, check out her website, http://www.artistichomeowner.com.

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